The investment seeks to generate a total return. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of U.S. and non-U.S. companies principally engaged in the real estate industry at the time of each purchase. It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund typically has investments located in a number of different countries, including the U.S. and countries with emerging securities markets. The fund is non-diversified.
Morningstar Style Box™
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 169 Global Real Estate Funds
Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
Principal Real Estate Inv
Simon Hedger Since 10/01/2007 M.B.A. , University of New England
Kelly D. Rush , CFA Since 10/01/2007 M.B.A. , University of Iowa
Anthony Kenkel , CFA Since 09/16/2010 M.B.A. , University of Chicago
The full name of this investment option is Principal Global Real Estate Securities Fund (A).
Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index is designed to represent general trends in eligible real estate equities worldwide.
International and global investment options are subject to additional risk due to fluctuating exchange rates, foreign accounting and financial policies, and other economic and political environments.
Real Estate investment options are subject to investment and liquidity risk and other risks inherent in real estate such as those associated with general and local economic conditions. Property values can decline due to environmental and other reasons. In addition, fluctuation in interest rates can negatively impact the performance of real estate investment options.
The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.
On January 2, 2008, the Principal Funds, Inc. Global Real Estate Securities Fund experienced a one-time gain of $0.05/share from an as of shareholder transaction which resulted in a positive impact on its performance and if the gain had been excluded, the return would be lower.